1)Ecclesiastes 9: 5. &v10. Says the dead don't know anything, And don't do any work.
If the dead don't know anything, How can they know when you are praying to them??
How can they know what to pray for you and how to pray for you.
There are two good reasonsn why the above is not relevant.
1. The dead then were in Hades not heaven. Heaven was closed until the death and resurrection of Jesus opened it.
2. It cannot betaken literally. You would know that if you stopped ignoring the bit you left out of verse 5..
"For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward
; but the memory of them is lost."
Do you really believe that there is no more reward for those that died before Christ, for Abraham, for David etc?. That contradicts Heb 11:39-40
2)Stop twisting Phil 1: 24. Paul said to stay it is more needful for you.
If he went to heaven, He couldn't help them.
Preaching the gospel to the Philippian Christians wouldn't be any use to them, They were already saved, So how could Paul preaching the gospel to them, be needful???
Can't you see how you are twisting the scripturs??.
Ah, so you are taking Paul's letters as very specific to the people he wrote to and with no general application at all?
Can I ignore his letters to the Corinthians, the Ephesians, the Romans etc. because I am not a Corinthian, an Ephesian or a Roman?
"All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness" 1Tim 3:16.
And you are in error
Moreover Paul says in the following verses:
“Convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith
, so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.